The Book Worm: Review: The Family Man

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Review: The Family Man

Book Review: Family Man, by Trish Milburn, 3 stars


For Florida detective Sara Greene, who is busy raising a toddler and teenager alone, finding Mr. Perfect Forever seems an impossible dream. One thing she knows. He isn't Adam Canfield. Charming, carefree and single, Adam couldn't be further from the man she's been looking for.
After losing the woman he loved, Adam opted for the solo life—no strings, no long-term commitments. Now one intriguing cop and single mother is making him question his choices.
The problem is that while Sara's head is telling her Adam is completely unsuitable, her heart is urging her to give him a chance.
Maybe perfection is overrated….

Genre: paranormal

Publication date: February 2010

Mature content: yes

Review: The Family Man isn't my favorite book by Trish Milburn. Although the plot had potential, I found it too predictable and a bit cheesy.

I didn't care very much for the way Sara stereotyped Adam at the beginning of the book (actually, throughout a large part of it), as if someone who doesn't work 9 to 5 is necessarily irresponsible and not suitable to raise a family. Her obsession with finding the right man and then her wavering back and forth between her goal in life and her attraction to Adam, were annoying.

I think Adam behaved quite well, especially when he managed to overcome the nightmares of his past, and somehow I kept feeling he deserved better than Sara.

All the family drama is touching, especially because it involves abused children finding loving families, but that - and the fact that The Family Man is a fairly quick read - was about the only thing that kept me hooked until the end.

Happy Wednesday, 

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